Tom Jenkins nearly shoots his age at Boeing Classic

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Lydia Ko, of New Zealand, 15, is bidding to become the youngest winner of an LPGA event at the Canadian Women's Open in Coquitlam, British Columbia.  DARRYL DYCK/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Lydia Ko, of New Zealand, 15, is bidding to become the youngest winner of an LPGA event at the Canadian Women's Open in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. — Tom Jenkins holed out for eagle on the par-4 third hole and finished with a bogey-free 7-under 65 to take a three-shot lead in the Boeing Classic.

The 64-year-old Jenkins is trying to become the oldest winner in Champions Tour history. Mike Fetchick was 63 when he won the 1985 Hilton Head Seniors Invitational.

Jenkins had a 9-under 135 total at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. He won the last of his seven titles on the 50-and-over tour in 2006. On the 439-yard third hole, Jenkins hit an 8-iron from 148 yards that bounced off the collar of the green and rolled into the cup. He followed with a birdie on No. 4 and added four more birdies.

Willie Wood, coming his first tour victory last week in New York in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, was second after a 68.

Defending champion Mark Calcavecchia, the first-round leader, had 73 to finish at 6 under along with Mark O’Meara, 2005 champion David Eger, Mike Reid and Jay Don Blake. O’Meara had 64, the best round of the day. Eger and Reid shot 68, and Blake had 70.

LPGA TOUR: In Coquitlam, British Columbia, Lydia Ko took a one-stroke lead in the Canadian Women’s Open in her bid to become the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history, shooting even-par 72.

The 15-year-old South Korean-born New Zealander had an 8-under 208 total at The Vancouver Golf Club.

Also trying to become the fifth amateur winner and first since JoAnne Carner in the 1969 Burdine’s Invitational, Ko won the U.S. Women’s Amateur two weeks ago. In January, she won the New South Wales Open in Australia at 14 to become the youngest player to win a professional tour event.

Lexi Thompson is the youngest LPGA Tour winner, taking the Navistar LPGA Classic last September at 16.

Ko bogeyed the par-4 18th, making a 5-foot putt after her 4-foot par try lipped out.

Chella Choi had 73 to drop into a tie for second with Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park and Jiyai Shin. Lewis, a two-time winner this year, had 66, Shin shot 69 and Park 70.

EUROPEAN TOUR: In Gleneagles, Scotland, Paul Lawrie shot 5-under 67 to take a one-stroke lead after the third round of the Johnnie Walker Championship.

Lawrie had a 12-under 204 total on the PGA Centenary Course, the site of the 2014 Ryder Cup. Romain Wattel was second after 63.

WEB.COM TOUR: In Knoxville, Tenn., Darron Stiles posted 5-under 66 to carry a one-shot lead into the final round of the News Sentinel Open.

Stiles is at 14-under 199, one stroke ahead of Patrick Sheehan (66) and Erik Flores (69) at Fox Den Country Club.

Matt Hendrix shot 70 and is tied for 39th at 207. Kevin Kisner is tied 51st at 208 after carding 70.


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